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Explore Shirebrook Wood
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.8/5)

This picturesque woodland is rapidly developing into one of the most attractive wildlife sites in the region.

With its mixture of mature broadleaf woodland, newly planted trees, large open meadows and a scenic wetland valley its a great place to explore.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Sunday morning.people fishing ,people walking.People racing round on motorbikes,over the top of the tip ,down by the side of the river.Are these hooligans allowed to ride motorbikes in this beautiful spot?Seems such a shame this lovely place is ruined by such anti social behaviour.

Anonymous, 28/Jan/2018

Hi, No they are not allowed to ride motorbikes in the wood. Please if you see this happening again can you phone 101 and report it to the police. The more reports there are the more likely it is that something can be done about it. I hope it doesn't totally ruin your enjoyment of this young woodland.

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4 Stars 4 Stars

Lovely place,hard to believe this was once a pit tip.I noticed signs telling you to pick up after your dogs.Fine ,but where are the bins? Carried bags of dog poo all the way round the site hoping to find a disposal bin ,one solitary bin at the car park. A few more bins would be nice.

trish, 25/Sep/2017

In answer to your query we have looked into the provision of dog waste bins/litter bins at our sites, but due to the size of our landholding and the numbers of users this is not an economically viable use of taxpayers money. It has also been our experience on other sites where bins have been provided, that the issue has not reduced, and it has also resulted in other anti-social activities such as the bins being set alight. We do have to rely on visitors to treat the forest appropriately, including dog owners acting responsibly. The Forestry Commission does try to encourage responsible dog ownership on our sites through the medium of signage, working with the Kennel Club to promote this within the rural environment, by requesting the owners to either 'bag it and bin it at home', or disposing of the debris well off the path. We have also introduced additional signage to help further deter this behaviour.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Love this place a lovely walk for my dogs.Who would think this lovely spot was once a pit tip,and I remember it well.

patty, 15/Sep/2017
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Last updated: 16th May 2018

Help us take care of your forest

What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Cycling is allowed throughout the wood.
  • Fishing
  • A fishing club operate on some of the ponds. Please contact them for details.
  • Horse riding
  • Horse riding is permitted on site.
  • Information
  • An information panel is next to the car pak.
  • Orienteering
  • Please see the local orienteering club for more information.
  • Parking
  • The car park is off the B6047 close to Sookhome village.
  • Picnic
  • Picnic benches are located near the car pakr.
  • Walking
  • The extensive network of forest roads and paths offer a good variety of walking routes.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SK544668

Get directions


Sherwood Forest Community Rangers
0300 067 5443

Opening & Parking

The car park is off the B6047 close to Sookhome village.

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